Humaine (2004-2007) (Human-Machine Interaction Network on Emotion) was an EU-funded network of excellence (FP6-507422) that made a coordinated effort to come to a shared understanding of the issues involved in the area of affective computing and to propose exemplary research methods in the various areas. The coordinator of the network was Prof. Rodie Cowie (University of Belfast).
There were some core technologies in the network, ranging from application-oriented and psychologically oriented work to more affective signal processing, and artificial intelligence. As a result, the ACII conference became an established conference in the area and was organised in Lisbon in 2007. Also, the journal IEEE transactions on Affective Computing resulted from the Humaine network.